A dental checkup should be performed twice a year for patients of all ages. Otherwise, how else will we treat problems in the earliest stages? In order to provide an exam with precision and accuracy, we may employ digital technology. In today’s blog, we’re talking about the benefits that digital x-rays offer patients in Newhall, CA, and why no one should skip their dental checkup!
The Checkup Process
A dental checkup enables the dentist to carefully look at your teeth, gums, oral tissues, and jaw joints for signs of trouble, offering treatment before these issues progress and threaten your smile’s health and stability. We look for dental cavities, warning signs of infection, gingivitis, gum disease, and even indicators of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). While we can often uncover problem area with a visual scan, we also implement advanced technology to discover what might not be visible to the naked eye.
Digital X-Ray Technology
A digital x-ray uses up to 90% less radiation than traditional methods. In addition, the images don’t require lengthy development in harsh chemicals. Instead, they will be available instantly chairside, so we can walk you through the diagnostic process and help you better understand your oral health. The images will be incredibly detailed and enable to dentist to gain a much better view of your current oral health. We can also save the images and easily transfer them to specialists or other dental practices if need be. We’re proud to offer our patients technology to improve the diagnostic process and provide greater convenience.
Schedule a Visit Today
We typically recommend a visit every six months because this enables us to monitor your smile regularly, uncovering problems as they develop and in the earliest possible stages. If you have high risk factors for serious issues, such as gum disease, we may suggest one every three to four months. Along with dental checkups, we will also clean your teeth. The cleaning process involves using either a manual tool or an ultrasonic scaler to remove all plaque from the surface of your teeth, a process that helps reduce the risk of cavities, gingivitis, gum disease, bad breath, and also brightens your smile. If you have any further questions about our routine visits, then contact our team today. If you’re ready to schedule an exam and cleaning for you and your family, then please give us a call!
Do You Need an Exam?
We want to help you enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile and that starts with a checkup. To learn more about preventive dentistry and maintaining optimal oral health, schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.